Do you wonder what the most beautiful Apple retail stores are? Every time I am visiting another country or another city I pass near an Apple retail store and I always go inside, even though I am already familiar with the products I’ll find in there, and even though I know I will not buy anything.
It’s no secret that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a great company with a hip product line. Those interested in purchasing a product designed by Apple can easily do it online, however, the company operates a chain of retail stores and going there can become an amazing experience. In its fiscal year 2012 10-K form with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported 390 stores worldwide. In this way, the company owns 250 stores in the U.S and 140 in 12 other countries.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) put a lot of thought in its retail stores and this can be easily demonstrated by the fact that net sales from the retail segment amounted to $18.8 billion in 2012, according to the above-mentioned 10-K. Apple retail stores represent a whole new level, while speaking about the shopping experience. When one walks into an Apple store he or she feels surrounded by high-quality products and it is really hard to stop the temptation to walk out without buying something. One of the greatest features of these stores is that customers have the possibility to touch, use and feel the products exhibited on the tables.
However, it is important to point out that among this group of 390, there are few that represent real masterpieces of architecture and interior design. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) selects popular locations for its outlets, where the chance of a sale is much higher. Usually this locations are inside malls and other big shopping centers, however, the company also operates several, so-called “flagship” stores. We have created a slideshow of some of the greatest Apple stores, picking those which are the most attractive and interesting in terms of design.
Let’s take a look at the most beautiful Apple retail stores: